Lunch-time food source is associated with school hour and school day diet quality among Canadian children Tugault-Lafleur et al., JHND Early View Background There is limited research on the dietary behaviours of Canadian children at school, including where students obtain food from during school hours or whether lunch-time food source influences diet quality. Methods Nationally representative … Continue reading Low quality of lunches among Canadian children at school
Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the evidence Amy Brown. JHND Early View Background Although intention to breastfeed in Western culture is high, many women stop breastfeeding before they are ready. From a physiological perspective, rates of primary milk insufficiency or contraindications to breastfeed should be low. However, numerous women encounter numerous … Continue reading Barriers to breastfeeding exist at the societal rather than individual level.
Using the method of triads in the validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess the consumption of fatty acids in adults Da Silva et al., JHND Early View Background It is of great value to develop valid instruments to estimate food consumption; for this purpose, the triads method has been applied in validation studies of … Continue reading Validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess the consumption of fatty acids in adults
Exploring approaches to dietetic assessment of a common task across different universities through assessment moderation Palermo et al. JHND Early View Background Assessment presents one of the greatest challenges to evaluating health professional trainee performance, as a result of the subjectivity of judgements and variability in assessor standards. The present study aimed to test a moderation … Continue reading Communications skills in students are a good indicator of readiness for dietetic placement
Comparison of nutrient intake in adolescents and adults with and without food allergies Maslin et al., JHND Early View Background Exclusion diets for the management of food allergy pose a risk of nutritional deficiencies and inadequate growth in children, yet less is known about their effect in adolescents and adults. The present study aimed to … Continue reading Food allergies do not impact upon nutrient intakes of adolescents.
The July/August issue of JHND is now available. This issue contains papers on: Children and adolescents Dietetic practice Obesity and related disorders Inborn errors of metabolism Dietary assessment and food behaviours
Nutritional monitoring of patients post-bariatric surgery: implications for smartphone applications Elvin-Walsh et al., JHND Early View Background Optimal results from bariatric surgery are contingent on patient commitment to dietary and lifestyle changes and follow-up care. The present study aimed to investigate the attitudes and use of mobile health (mHealth) smartphone applications (apps) as a potential tool … Continue reading Smartphone apps can support bariatric patients post-surgery
Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid containing supplements modulate risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomised placebo-control human clinical trials AbuMweis et al., JHND Early View Background Over 200 clinical trials have examined the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements on risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. However, an updated analysis … Continue reading Cardiovascular risk benefits of EPA and DHA supplements